The peep show is a miniature wooden stage complete with flashing stage lights, sequined red curtain, lighted marquees, and fluffy marshmallow patrons and dancers. The first dancer emerges to the haunting strains of Warrant’s 1990 release “Cherry Pie” (yes, there is a Wikipedia page for the song). Lights flash, patrons change seats, and one even falls off of his barstool (flash back to my pal Aaron who pulled a similar maneuver at some bar in Tijuana years ago, and cue Dwight Yoakam — “It won’t hurt when I fall down from this barstool“).
The whole thing is sequenced by an Arduino and uses, according to Kyle,
10 Servos, 29 LEDs, 1 Arduino, 1 Audio Decoder IC, 1 Push Button, 1 0.5 W Speaker, ~650 Lines of Code, 3 Sheets of Foamboard, 5′ of Balsa Wood, 3′ of Dowels, 25′ of Wire, & 11 Peeps
Followers of Design News’ Gadget Freak blogs will have the opportunity next week to take home a wireless remote demo package that can be used to build garage door openers, tire pressure monitors, keyless entry systems, and much more.
The 2015 Gadget Freak of the Year goes to the DDV-IP -- or, a Drink Deliver Vehicle – Inverted Pendulum. The gadget is a two-wheeled self-balancing robot that can deliver cold beverages to thirsty folks on a hot summer day. A wireless RF remote enables manual control of the device beyond the act of self-balancing. All of the features of the DDV-IP result in an effective delivery vehicle while providing entertainment to the users.
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